WU mental health services to shift online, discontinue operations and make new adjustments in the wake of COVID-19

Washington University mental health resources are grappling with how to continue helping students from afar amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that has emptied campus.

Ali Gold | Senior Editor

Staff Editorial: Mental health care at WU is inadequate

It is nearly impossible to get adequate mental health care at Habif.

Washington University partners with Provident to provide mental health services

Washington University partnered with the mental healthcare organization Provident to provide a 24/7 mental health support line for students.

Noah Slaughter | Staff Reporter

Alcohol and Other Drugs Awareness Week to address substance abuse issues

Student Health Services will host Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Awareness Week to bring attention to issues surrounding substance use in honor of Alcohol Awareness Month April 8-11.

Megha Uberoi | Contributing Reporter

Therapy at WU: Why is it so difficult?

Since I was a kid, therapy has always been an important part of my life. My family went through a slew of problems when I was in middle school and high school, and my therapist Alyssa is one of the reasons I’m here today. When I came to college, I had to say goodbye to my weekly sessions with Alyssa, but I was excited that my university had free therapy sessions available at Student Health Services whenever I needed them. I quickly found that booking a therapy appointment at Washington University is not as easy as they make it seem.

Isabelle Gillman | Staff Columnist

Soup, symptoms and sneezes: Seven signs you know it’s flu season at WU

Your semester’s just starting to pick up, and you’re super stressed because midterms are two weeks away. In the midst of all of that, you realize you’re sick! Here are eight telltale signs it’s flu season at Washington University.

| Student Life

The answers to all your itching and burning sex questions

Sex education isn’t something that students are guaranteed to have before coming to college. Even those who do get it are still liable to have questions while in school. Sex is even sexier when the people participating are informed, so Student Life decided to interview Ashley Kuykendall, the Sexual Health Promotion Coordinator at Habif Health and Wellness Center. She shared with us just a bit of her vast knowledge on sexual health gained from working in the field of sex ed with college students for seven years.

| Senior Scene Editor

Wash. U. needs an administrative overhaul

In October, I wrote an article about my experience with Student Health Services (SHS) and their failure to provide me with adequate mental health care.

Tyler Sabloff | Senior Forum Editor

Op-ed: ‘Not a threat’

I’ve tried doing this the right way, I really have. There has to be a way the University can keep students safe from known threats.

Anonymous Student

Mental illness has a branding problem

I want to talk about mental health in college, particularly here at Washington University. The school has a poor infrastructure regarding handling mental health from the understaffed Student Health Services to the constant barrage of mind shredding exams and homework, as well as the lack of any semblance of a work-life balance.

Matthew Wallace | Staff Writer

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